Human Terrain Featured in The Guardian

After a special press screening of Human Terrain at the Frontline Club in London, The Guardian publishes a feature on Britian’s military strategy in Afghanistan that draws critical insights from the film. The article written by James Denselow explores U.S./NATO efforts to create ‘scholar soldiers’ and expand programs like the Human Terrain System that embed social scientist with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Drawing insights from the film’s documentation of early cultural awareness training at the Marine Corps 29 Palms Mojave Viper war game as well as interviews with Bing West, Michael Ritz and Hugh Gusterson, Denselow questions the efficacy of U.S./NATO efforts to “win over a population” in Afghanistan.

You can read the article here.


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